Naylor was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
The move had been widely reported Saturday, but the club made the official move to make room for Michel Baez and Adrian Morejon on the 25-man roster. Naylor hit .236/.287/.358 across 41 games in his first major-league experience.
Naylor will be optioned prior to Sunday's game against the Cubs, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Naylor has been with the big-league team for nearly two months but hasn't particularly impressed, hitting .238/.289/.362 with three homers in 40 games. As a player whose value comes almost exclusively from his bat, he'll have to hit much better during his next opportunity if he's to stick around. Adrian Morejon will be called up to take his place on the roster.
Naylor went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit solo home run in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Although the Padres suffered defeat anyway, starter Eric Lauer avoided the loss thanks to Naylor -- he tied the game with his long ball. Naylor hasn't displayed much power this season, as this was his first homer since June 5. He is batting .238 with three home runs, 16 RBI, 11 runs and one steal in 105 at-bats this season.
Naylor was a late addition to the Padres' lineup Friday against the Cardinals, hitting fifth and manning left field.
Hunter Renfroe (illness) was a late scratch, and the Padres opted to give Naylor the nod over Wil Myers. Naylor has not been playing much and is hitting just .218 with two home runs in 55 at-bats this month.
Naylor will start in right field and bat fifth Saturday against the Pirates.
With Franmil Reyes getting the day off, Naylor will crack the lineup for only the second time in the Padres' last six games. Since being promoted from Triple-A El Paso on May 24, Naylor has managed a lowly .229/.260/.357 slash line across 73 plate appearances. With his production leaving much to be desired and his playing time dwindling, Naylor could be headed back to the minors in the near future.
Naylor went 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base in Friday's 5-4 win over the Nationals.
Naylor drew a spot start in place of Hunter Renfroe in left field and proved valuable during a two-run ninth inning. Naylor knocked a single to score Eric Hosmer, then stole second base before coming around to score the winning run on Austin Hedges' single. Naylor is hitting .244 with two homers and 11 RBI in 13 games since his promotion, and the stolen base was the first of his major-league career.
Naylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Marlins.
His first career homer gave the Padres an early lead in the second inning. Naylor's seen action in both outfield corners since his promotion, but his .200/.200/.400 slash line and 0:9 BB:K through seven games suggests his stay with San Diego could end up being brief.
Naylor is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
The lefty-hitting rookie will take a seat for the series finale in New York with a tough southpaw (James Paxton) on the bump for the Yankees. Through his first five appearances in the big leagues, Naylor has gone 4-for-20 with two doubles, three RBI and eight strikeouts. With the designated-hitter spot no longer available to the Padres when they resume National League play Friday against the Marlins, it's unclear if Naylor will remain with the big club. He doesn't have a clear path to an everyday role and would offer little appeal as a bench option, given his lack of defensive value.
Naylor went 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI in a 19-4 rout of the Blue Jays on Saturday.
After going hitless in his MLB debut, Naylor checked in with his first three major-league hits in the second spot in the order. The 21-year-old had been mashing in Triple-A to earn the callup, so perhaps he can continue to translate his impressive power and excellent plate discipline to the big club and earn regular at-bats from manager Andy Green.
Naylor's contract was officially selected from Triple-A El Paso prior to Friday's game in Toronto.
The Padres have back-to-back three-game series in American League ballparks coming up, first against the Blue Jays then against the Yankees, so it's quite possible Naylor gets deployed as the designated hitter and is sent down next weekend as a corresponding move for Fernando Tatis (hamstring) coming off the injured list. That said, Naylor is clearly ready for big-league pitching, and even if this is a brief cup of coffee, he could be back up for good later this season. The No. 12 overall pick in 2015, Naylor combines impressive raw power with a plus hit tool. The 21-year-old first baseman-turned-outfielder is hitting .299/.378/.538 with 10 home runs in 45 games in the Pacific Coast League. His 24:24 K:BB in 209 plate appearances is particularly impressive, given his age and the fact that this was first tour of Triple-A.
Naylor will be called up by the Padres to debut Friday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
The 21-year-old has big raw power and a good hit tool as well. He's hit .299/.378/.538 with 10 homers in 45 games for Triple-A El Paso this season. He hasn't received good reports for his defense in the outfield corners, which affects his fantasy value directly as it could limit his starting opportunities even if he hits well. He's a best fit for first base, but there's been no indication Eric Hosmer's starting role is at risk. The Padres will have back-to-back road series at the Blue Jays and Yankees, so he could see work in at least a handful of games in this seven-game interleague stretch as designated hitter; how long he stays with the big club after that is unknown.
Naylor went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a walk and four RBI on Monday in Triple-A El Paso's 21-10 win over Albuquerque.
Naylor is now up to 10 home runs on the season and lifted his average above .300 after the three-hit performance. The 2015 first-round pick began his career as a first baseman, but has played exclusively in the corner outfield at El Paso. Naylor's full-time move to the outfield could help expedite his arrival to the big leagues, given that the Padres already have a long-term commitment to Eric Hosmer at first base.
Naylor is slashing .289/.367/.516 with eight home runs and 28 RBI through 159 at-bats for Triple-A El Paso.
The 22-year-old continues to showcase impressive power in the minors, as his fast start for El Paso is following up a 17-homer, 84-RBI campaign for Double-A San Antonio last season. In addition to the power, he's showcased impressive discipline, as he had a 64:69 BB:K last year and owns a 20:22 mark so far in 2019. He's a work in progress defensively in the outfield and at first base, and a path to the big leagues is likely blocked by the presence of Eric Hosmer and a logjam of outfielders, but at this point Naylor has established himself as one of San Diego's better prospects at the dish.
Naylor has been splitting time between first base and left field this season for Double-A San Antonio.
He has logged 18 games at first base, 11 games in left field and two games as the Missions' designated hitter. The logic behind diversifying Naylor's defensive capabilities is obvious, as the only two position players that the team has committed significant long-term money to are first basemen by trade (Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers), so if Naylor wants to break through with this organization, it may have to come in the outfield. There is also the slight chance that the National League will add the designated hitter in the coming years, which would help his cause, but fantasy owners can't count on that happening. His four errors and .765 fielding percentage in 17 chances as a left fielder illustrate how much work he will need to put in to be acceptable in the outfield. The bigger story this season has been what Naylor is doing at the plate. He is hitting .363/.448/.621 with eight home runs and a 15:18 K:BB in 145 plate appearances -- success that even his most staunch backers couldn't have seen coming before the start of the season.
Naylor went 3-for-4 with two home runs Thursday for Double-A San Antonio.
The hefty first baseman is now hitting .464 with five home runs and one steal (on two attempts) through seven games for the Missions. His batting average is obviously going to come down (.421 BABIP), but this power breakout is noteworthy. Naylor's raw power has always graded out near the top of the scale, but he has struggled to consistently get to it in games -- he hit just two home runs in 42 games at Double-A last year.
Naylor was promoted to Double-A San Antonio on Tuesday, MiLB.com's Sam Dykstra reports.
Naylor had spent just over 100 games with High-A Lake Elsinore after getting traded to the Padres in July of last year. During his time with the team this season, Naylor is hitting .297/.361/.452 with eight home runs and 45 RBI. The first baseman has shown the ability to hit consistently at the plate while sprinkling in more power in 2017, after slugging just .353 during 33 games with Lake Elsinore last season. He will get his first opportunity at the Double-A level following this move.
Naylor (face) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Naylor was sidelined since the end of April with some facial fractures incurred from an errant pickoff throw, but it seems like the Padres are confident that he's back to 100 percent. He'll resume his normal role in High-A Lake Elsinore's lineup moving forward as he looks to build off the strong .306 batting average he posted prior to the injury.
Naylor was placed on the 7-day disabled list after being hit in the face on a pick-off throw Saturday.
It appears Naylor will indeed need to miss some time after taking a pick-off throw directly to the face. He had been off to a nice start with High-A Lake Elsinore this season, hitting for a .306 batting average to go along with five home runs in 106 plate appearances thus far. Naylor will be hoping to get back on the field soon in order to continue what looked to be the start of an impressive season.
Naylor was removed from Saturday's game with High-A Lake Elsinore after being hit in the face by a thrown ball, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
According to eyewitnesses, the young Canadian didn't see a pickoff throw coming and ultimately took the throw right off his face. He was removed from the game immediately, although it's unclear how severe the injury is or if he'll miss any time due to this. Consider him day-to-day until more details emerge. Prior to this incident, Naylor was batting .305 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 22 games.
Naylor was traded to the Padres on Friday as the headliner in the return package for Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports.
Naylor was the top prospect in a very weak Marlins farm system, so it stood to reason that he would have to be included in any deal that netted Miami starting pitching help at the deadline. A 19-year-old first base prospect hailing from Canada, Naylor was hitting .269/.317/.430 with nine home runs and 10 steals (on 13 attempts) in 342 at-bats with Low-A Greensboro. Most impressively he has a very respectable 16.8 percent K-rate, which distinguishes him from many other highly-touted first base prospects in the lower levels. There is no reason to expect him to continue to steal bases at a useful clip as he moves up the Padres' organizational ranks but his power should start to show up more in games, with the potential for him to be a 30-homer threat in the big leagues. He should man first base for Low-A Fort Wayne over the rest of the season and doesn't figure to reach the big leagues until at least 2019.
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